Friday, October 29, 2010

A NEW Knox County High School Proposal is Announced

This morning at 10 a.m. Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre was joined by School Board Chair Indya Kincannon, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam to announce a proposed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) High School. The high school would be housed at the L&N Station in downtown Knoxville. If the Knox County School Board approves the proposal along with Knoxville City Council's approval. Then Knox County Schools would enter into a 20 year lease on the space at the L&N Station for $225,000.00 per year and the City of Knoxville will invest $200,000.00 per year toward that rent payment. Here is the link to read the proposal.

Brian's Blog asked what the future of Austin East High School is. Dr. McInytyre cited the increase of the Reading, Math and Graduation rates at the inner city school and feels that the turn around of the school is on track.

Dr. Jim McIntyre announced the proposal for a STEM high school to be housed at the historic L&N station.

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam discusses the City of Knoxville's commitment to the STEM high school proposed in downtown Knoxville.

School Board Chair Indya Kincannon discusses the proposal that the School Board will consider next week.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett offering the county's support for the NEW STEM high school. Burchett discussed how his father was on the City of Knoxville School Board and how his Dad always discussed the need for education.

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam answering questions from reporter Lola Alapo.

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